Exploring Alternative Treatments For Parkinson’s Disease

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D, in his new book Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease offers insight in to this deadly and debilitating disease, exploring the options for alternative treatment to assist in the management if not the cure for the disease.

While it is urged that natural therapies per say are not to be assumed to be safe and misunderstanding their nature is dangerous, it is possible to apply alternative therapies in the manner described by the book.

Though there is yet no known cure for Parkinson’s, complementary therapy could well be a very positive experience for sufferers using:

  • Aromatherapy. Here the essential oils obtained from plants and flowers are used for purposes of relaxation as well as several others
  • Ayurveda, which is the traditional Indian system of medicine
  • The Bowen technique that tries to restore balance by way of gentle manipulation of the soft tissues
  • Vitamins and minerals contained in certain foods i.e. nutritional therapy
  • Meditation, yoga and laughter yoga
  • Music
  • Herbal medicine wherein a therapist structures treatment based on an individual’s lifestyle and health
  • Massage therapies
  • Reflexology
  • Tai chi
  • Homeopathy

More than one of these therapies could assist in the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s as well as for treatment of the whole body.

Source: American Chronicle